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Time Line

an unfortunate accident on 1/2/12 and little red was totaled

1/14/12 purchased 03 rubicon with 129k miles spent a few weeks changing all fluids and tune up parts
2/10/12 1.25" zone BL and 1" zone MML, Novak shifter cable
2/17/12 2" BDS springs Fox 2.0 shocks
4/2/12 315/75r16 Goodyear duratracs
4/10/12 AntiRock front swaybar
5/5/12 lower front Savvy aluminum adjustable control arms with mini skids
8/14/12 upper and lower rear Savvy aluminum adj control arms
9/1/12 ZJ tie rod
10/29/12 LED Tail lights, genright hood louvers
12/3/12 Bosch h4 headlights
12/10/12 Tatton CV DS, UCF UHC skid, upgraded to 04-06 style trans pan for 42rle
1/5/13 LoPro with lots of grinding
2/17/13 Black Magic brakes, JJ Washers
2/22/13 1.5" Brown Dog MM
3/1/13 Warn 9.5Ti winch with synthetic rope
3/8/13 3" BDS front springs
3/17/13 stock gas tank mod to raise it 1" and gain track bar clearance
3/28/13 UCF engine skid, front DS rebuild, radiator replaced
4/19/13 Replaced rear pads and rotors. replaced Left side Multi-Function switch
6/9/13 Install Windstar air box mod
6/14/13 Install KC Apollo Pro fog lights
6/25/13 Install Exogate
8/15/13 Install MC front track bar
10/5/13 Completed frame repair, installed flowmaster 40, and installed GenRight Comp gas tank
8/1/14 Install PS fenders, PSC aux coolers, oil pressure switch, intake/exhaust gasket, MORE 1" steering brace

Current Specs

5.25" between front tire and flare - 3" uptravel, 6" down
5.75" between rear tire and flare - 4.25" uptravel, 3.75" down
24.25" ground to slider
19.5" ground to frame
18.5" ground to skid

4.0L I6
1.5" Brown dog motor mounts

04-06 style pan
PSC Trans cooler

Transfer Case
Novak shifter cable

Front Axle
Rubicon D44
4.10 gears
stock axle shafts
factory air locker
MC track bar
Black Magic brakes
Centric rotors
Rebuilt front DS 5-793x, 2x 5-790x, spicer centering ball

Rear Axle
Rubicon D44
4.10 gears
stock axle shafts
factory air locker
Stock disc brakes
Tatton DS 1330 u-joints

Tires and Wheels
315/75r16 Goodyear duratrac E-Load
16" Dick Cepek DC-2

3" BDS springs
Fox 2.0 shocks
Savvy aluminum lower control arms
Stock upper control arms
AntiRock swaybar
Stock track bar
2.25" Bump stop

2" BDS springs
Fox 2.0 shocks
Savvy aluminum upper control arms
Savvy aluminum lower control arms
Stock sway bar
Stock track bar
1.5" Bump stop

ZJ tierod
stock drag link
MORE 1" steering brace
PSC/derale steering cooler

Front bumper

Rear bumper

TC skid
Undercover Fab's Ultra High Clearance .250 aluminum skid plate with Lopro trans mount

Engine skid
Undercover Fab's .250 aluminum skid

Poison Spyder Negative XC Defenders in aluminum

Eclipse CD3000 deck
Eclipse XA4000 4 way amp (125wx4 rms)
Polk MM521 5.25" fronts
Polk Momo 6.5" in soundbar
Kicker ZX400.1 mono amp rated at 485w
Kicker 10" CVR sub

Modified stock locker switches

Bosch H4 headlights
LED tail lights
LED reverse lights
LED bolts lights for license plate

Cobra 19 DX IV
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Discussion Starter · #23 ·
you could do either, i had the radiator drop brackets laying around from a BL, so i used them.

plus it was 1:30 in the morning and i was trying to get things wrapped up to go wheeling in the morning

I plan on doing some work to the skid over the next couple days, i'll document everything i do to the skid

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Discussion Starter · #27 ·
tight fit is an understatement, its a game of millimeters.

i'm gonna get with Matt, at UCF, and make sure his will fit. only spot i'm worried about is the spot where the engine skid meets the TC skid. it has to be long enough for the bolts to mount past the trans pan.

or I may just make my own

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You're rig is looking great! Cant wait to see all the new mods in person. I lowered mine the other day. Its now on currie 3" springs and will soon have rokmen's 1/2" BL for the tummy tuck. I'll be sitting at roughly 3.5" lift total. I'll have to check my actual measurements versus stock tho. I'm hoping actual measurements are even lower.

I'm close to pulling the pin on the tummy tuck this weekend though! You're TT install gave me the kick in the tush to get it done. I can't wait to wheel again!

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Discussion Starter · #30 ·
people exaggerate with lift sizes to fit x size tire. I have also bumpstopped properly until I change shock mount positions and highline my front fenders

i did the math and liked what i got
you can run 31's stock
33 is 1" over 31's when considering the wheel well gap
35's are 2" over 31's, so a 2" lift is all thats really necessary, add the 1.25" BL to get the added clearance for a wider tire that would be slightly higher than a 10.5" tire when fully stuffed.

When i change my shock mounts for more uptravel, i will need to high line my fenders or trim the flares. you don't need a 4" lift to clear 35's, but it isnt a bolt on package either

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Discussion Starter · #34 ·
check out the first pic in the third post in this thread, the white walls, hehehe. I picked those up cheap just to check fit. 305/70r16 procomp mud terrains.

And ya Dustin, i'm right there with ya. cliffs will be fun, especially with the skid, but badlands will be great. Still have some welding and fine tuning before I am ready

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snagged this off CL for cheap, its got some cosmetic damage but works fine so far and free spools well. PO said it was rebuilt a year ago but i havent put it under load yet. not sure on the rope and i've located a new shell for the damaged fins thats only $60. I think I got a good deal, even if I have to replace the rope

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